Old Town Books has found a new home.
The lease for the shop, which started as a pop-up at 104 S. Union Street in September 2018, expires at that location next March.
Staff told ALXnow that the shop needs more space, and found it at 130 S. Royal Street.
“We’re very excited for more space, as things hopefully get more back to normal in the next few months,” bookseller Angie Sanchez said.
The new location is the former Gallery Lafayette, which closed in September after more than 40 years in business.
Old Town Books recently thanked its customers for helping it weather the pandemic.
“We’re grateful our customers are flexible and patient as we try to stay open and healthy, both mentally and physically,” owner Ally Kirkpatrick wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to you all, Old Town Books is here to stay for future generations.”
— Old Town Dog Walks (@Oldtowndogwalks) December 21, 2020
Photo via Old Town Books/Facebook
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